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Why are my page styles renamed as "convertedN" when converting from ODT to DOCX? [closed]

asked 2014-07-12 16:13:18 +0200

lloyde12000 gravatar image

updated 2014-07-13 05:08:00 +0200

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After saving, I find that the page styles I painstakingly defined have been changed to "converted" and a number. The names I gave them were descriptive, and I don't want them arbitrarily renamed. What can I do to retain the names I gave them?

I found that this happened when I saved the document with a .docx extension, but not when I saved it with a .odt extension.

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What document format did you use to save your file in? On what operating system and using what version of LibreOffice?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-12 16:54:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-07-13 05:05:02 +0200

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updated 2014-07-13 05:07:15 +0200

OOXML does not support page styles, thus ODF page styles are renamed upon saving to that format. This is the style hierarchy, in order of application (i.e., override), as defined in ISO/IEC 29500-1:2012 §17.7.2:

  • Document defaults.
  • Table.
  • Paragraph.
  • Numbering.
  • Character.
  • Direct formatting.

The question about list styles being renamed to WWNumN is related.

What can I do to retain the names I gave them?

Save the files in the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

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@oweng - I had a look for the ISO/IEC 29500 -1:2012 §17.7.2: and found only a link to MS and another one where the download cost >$300.- Is there a link where the specs can be read free of charge?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-07-13 11:30:43 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52, many ISO/IEC specifications do cost money, but the more popular ones are often funded by the corporation so they can be made available free of charge. There is a list of publicly available standards here. The fours parts to ISO/IEC 29500 (3rd Ed. / 2012) can all be downloaded. Part 1 (Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference) is the largest and the generally referenced one.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-14 12:14:05 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-07-12 21:52:28 +0200

lloyde12000 gravatar image

On experimentation, I found that this happened when I saved the document with a .docx extension, but not when I saved it with a .odt extension.

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Please add this information to the question, and leave the "answer" section for the answers to the question. Thanks.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-13 00:16:22 +0200 )edit

This is an answer.

lloyde12000 gravatar imagelloyde12000 ( 2014-07-28 16:40:36 +0200 )edit

I apologise. It is now part of the question and does not explain why it happens.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-29 21:01:31 +0200 )edit

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